One local expert dishes on her ideal island day.A beach on Nantucket island
The sights, the Sound, the sand—savor every moment on Massachusetts’ Grey Lady, thanks to Nantucket local Stacey Bewkes (quintessenceblog.com). With her hand on the island’s pulse as co-chair for the Historical Association’s largest fundraiser (Nantucket by Design), this lifestyle blogger curated the perfect day of isle delights.
Breakfast and Coffee Black-Eyed Susan’s
“This longtime Nantucket favorite is hugely popular for their hearty breakfasts. They do a fabulous egg scramble (Portuguese or spicy Thai) and classic eggs Benedict, but be sure someone orders the famous sourdough French toast with orange Jack Daniel’s butter and cinnamon pecans.”
Walk up Main Street
“Head up the cobblestones on Main Street for a walk through this elegant section of the historic district to see 19th century houses still lived in today. You can find a self-guided walking tour on the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce website (nantucket-ma.gov).”
The Green Market, thegreenmarketnantucket.com
“You can get fresh baked goods (including gluten-free options), salads, sandwiches or wraps, smoothies and more if you’re planning an extensive picnic—all sourced from Nantucket or nearby in New England.”
Nantucket Looms’ retail showroom, located on Main Street in historic Downtown, showcases a collection of locally made art, custom upholstered furniture, antiques and home decor.
Nantucket Looms, nantucketlooms.com
“This small-scale textile operation started in the 1950s with a significant history, including weaving fabric for Jackie Kennedy in the White House. Their signature throws, available in a variety of all-natural fibers (cotton, alpaca, mohair and cashmere), are timeless classics woven upstairs in the studio.”
Nantucket’s historical lighthouses are just one of the many things to discover on the island.
Sconset Bluff Walk
“Open sunrise to sunset, the path starts in the village between rose-covered shingled cottages, winds down the narrow road and then opens up with views to the ocean below and the back of the handsome homes on the bluff behind.”
“The tapas-style menu offers a fantastic array of inventive, mouthwatering combinations. The blue crab fried rice is a fan favorite, and I also love the oyster tacos, calamari and whole roasted cauliflower.”
Photography by: JACK COHEN/UNSPLASH; LINDSAY FRETER; JULIA BEWKES